Chimehuin River The Chimehuin River is located in the southwest of the Patagonian Province of Neuquén, Argentina. It is originated from Lake Huechulafquen and it runs by the Town of Junín de los Andes. After about 40 miles, it flows into the Collon Cura River.
The Chimehuín was probably the first Patagonian River to become world famous and Joe Brooks played a key part in this. He started fishing and writing about the wonders of the browns and rainbows of the Chimehuín back in the 1950s and 1960s.
Historically it is the Chimehuín River that probably first gave fishing in Patagonian its fame. Stories of great rainbows and monster browns were told and heard of repeatedly. The Chimehuín became a legend.
The Chimehuin is a spectacular river surrounded by profuse and spectacular wildlife, vegetation and landscape.
In this chapter I’ll be telling you about the Chimehuin River and its different sections; how to fish each section during early, mid and late seasons; and which flies and tackle to fish in each section each season.